Monday, November 29, 2010

Just Listed Room-Garden-Villa with a view This recently
refurbished 2 bedroom Sosua hillside villa benefits from fantastic views
across miles of lush green countryside over Sosua yet is still close to town
and the airport. Contact us now for more information on this piece of real
estate in the Dominican Republic.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

3 bedroom Cabarete condo This is a chance
to own a beautiful condo located in an oceanfront development, just a few
minutes walk from Cabarete town centre on the north coast of the Dominican

Superb family villa in Sosua A beautiful family
home standing in a quiet, peaceful gated community. The house is North East
facing for excellent, cool afternoon breezes. It has a modern, well equipped
kitchen and bright and spacious family living area. The forth bedroom /
bathroom can be used as maids accommodation should you wish. The villa is
located in Sosua on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Affordable Oceanview Cabarete Condo Located on the
north coast of the Dominican Republic. 2 br with 2 bath ensuite with large
walk in closet that could serve as a locked owners closet if you choose to
rent the property when not in town. Granite counters in kitchen. Breakfast
bar with stools as well as dining table.

Award-winning American architect designed villa sitting on 1 acre and
located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. 6 bedroom, Media room
, great room, 2 kitchens (1 outdoors), laundry, staff apartment, storage and
2 car garage. Stunning mountain views towards Mt Isabella in Puerto Plata.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beef Curry in the Dominican Republic

Being from England, I am an avid curry fan but unfortunately there are no real Indian restaurants in the Dominican Republic. I often get asked this a lot from clients who are English as well. A chap tried to open one up a couple of years ago near Sosua, however, the location and prices made it unsuccessful. Finding myself with some free time yesterday afternoon, I found a basic recipe and added a few personal touches to make a typical South Indian style Beef curry. Very simple to do and all these ingredients are available from the Playero supermarket in Sosua as well as the larger supermarkets around the country e.g. La Sirena, Jumbo, National etc…

You will need the following:

1 kg beef cubes
Couple of chopped onions
2” piece ginger 
6-7 garlic cloves 
5 green chillies, slit 
5 tomatoes, chopped 
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tbsp coriander powder 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
4 green cardamom pods (I do not remember seeing these in Playero, but I must have bought them from somewhere, as they were in the house)
1” piece cinnamon 
3 pieces cloves 
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed to big pieces 
1 400g can coconut milk 
salt, to taste

Heat up the oil in a large pan and sauté the onions till they just about turn brown and are translucent. Grind the ginger and garlic together to a paste and add this to the onions. Add the green chillies as well. After a couple of mins, add the tomatoes and sauté well till the tomatoes are soft and the oil can be seen on the sides. Now add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Sauté well. At this stage, add the beef and mix properly. Add the coconut milk and some water in the pan to cover the beef. Cook on a low hear from about 3 hours until the meat is incredibly tender  Now add the potatoes and cook till the potatoes are just about done and throw some chopped coriander (cilantro) on top. I always add salt at the end to adjust for taste. Serve with Basmati rice. Simply delicious. Sorry, I can not find my camera, so no photos.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Help out Big Papi by making a bid - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog

Help out Big Papi by making a bid

In conjunction with his celebrity golf tournament in the Dominican Republic next month, David Ortiz is auctioning off some terrific items and experiences for his charity.

Check it out on his web site.

There are fielding lessons from Dustin Pedroia, a chance to take batting practice with David and tickets to assorted Red Sox events. There are vacations, sporting events in other cities, a chance to hang out with Bobby Orr or to meet Jim Rice.

You can even throw out the first pitch at Fenway for a game next season.

So if you're looking for a unique gift or have some extra money to spend, it will aid a good cause as David helps needy children who require life-saving heart surgery in his homeland.

via Help out Big Papi by making a bid - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cabarete Ocean-dream condo

Just listed is this perfect Cabarete condo just steps away from cabarete beach
find more listings at http://www.coralbayrealestate.comCabarete condo for sale

Monday, November 15, 2010

Childrens Art Exchange

There's a great organisation that has been set up where children around the world exchange their artwork to give each other an idea through pictures of how they live and who they are.  Children in the Dominican Republic are participating in this venture - click on the link for more info.

New listing - Smart studio in Cabarete

This great studio is ideally located, just a minutes walk from the beach and a 5 minute walk to Cabarete town centre.

An ocean full of treasures!

A treasure hunter from the United States has found some flintlock pistols at the bottom of the ocean, off the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  He previously found treasure worth US$14 million, again off the north coast but this time a bit further out.  Click on the link for the full story.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Gadgets added to our website

Couple of small changes to report that some users might find useful.

If you own your own website and it is related to real estate, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, home or travel (domestic and international), you can now add your website to our directory page by emailing us at  . You will need to place a link to our site which is at (Remax Dominican Republic Real Estate).

No 'cheekiness' please!  When I last checked to see who was still linking back to us, I found a staggering 70% of websites that we link to dropped our exchange to unfairly benefit from 1 way links. You have been warned! I have installed a back-link checker and will be using it at least once a month. The new method checks for link backs once in a while and will add 'no-follow' attributes to your link on our pages until you place the link back. At worst, it will be deleted completely. Oh...and no adult or offensive websites please.

You can follow our blog on our home page as well with a neat little google gadget,  as well as on our facebook page located!/pages/Sosua-Dominican-Republic/Remax-Coral-Bay-Realty/120124408045502 become a fan and get notified the instant new listings go online.

Other gadgets added to the website include a google translate button and an addthis link, to make it easier to watch news related to the Dominican Republic and real estate listings in Sosua and Cabarete in your favorite social website. Any suggestions or comments for improvements to our Dominican Republic Real Estate page are always welcome.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New listing - Is golf your thing?

Fancy owning a luxury villa located in an exclusive gated community with its own 9 hole golf?  Buy this property and that's what you will have!

New listing - Kite Surfers dream home!

Love kite surfing but fed up of driving to the beach?  Well, this villa is for you.  Located so close to the ocean, you can hear the waves.  Another great bonus is that the owner is offering financing!  What are you waiting for......

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cabarete, Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Who says that good things cost money? The jazz festival in the Domincian Republic kicks off this year Centro Leon in Santiago on the 25th November 2010 and moves to Cabarete's world famous surfing beach on the 26th and 27th November. Find your favorite spot on Cabarete beach and soak in the sounds and the sun. This years line up on the beach includes Sandy Gabriel, Danilo Pérez Trio, Chucho Valdés & Afro Cuban Messengers and Crispín Fernández con Rodhen y su Banda.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Discover rural tourism

A new website inviting domestic and international tourists to discover rural tourism in the Dominican Republic was recently launched.  The website covers gastronomic tourism, agri-tourism, adventure and ecotourism packages. It also offers excursions to Barahona and Enriquillo Lake, Bahia de las Aguilas beach, Jima waterfalls, Playa Rincon in Samana and many other locations.  Click on the link for more info:

Just listed - Looking to spoil yourself? Now you can!

This luxury condo is finished with mahogany cabinets and granite countertops.  Add to this amazing ocean views, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  What more could you ask for?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Just listed - Impeccable 2 bed villa

This beautiful villa comes fully furnished, including accessories.  One big bonus is the pool runs on solar power which will save you plenty on your electric bill!

Cafe de Valdesia

The National Office of Intellectual Rights (Onapi) has awarded the Federation of Coffee Growers of the South (Fedecares) the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. Their coffee is cultivated in the Valdesia region, which spans San Cristobal, Peravia (Bani) and Ocoa provinces.

The coffee is known for its large grains, low acidity, a sweet, fruity taste and balanced character, according to Onapi. The coffee will be known as Cafe de Valdesia.

Over the years the federation has received technical support and marketing advice from international organizations like Oxfam GB and Intermon Oxfam (Spain).

Click on the link below for more details:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rotary club to help provide clean water.

Since 2003, the Broomfield Evening Rotary Club has had a World International Service Committee composed of three club members. Over the years, it has reviewed many World Community Service Projects, and, using the committee`s research, the club has chosen to participate in 10 clean water and sanitation projects in Asia, Africa, and Central America over the past seven years.  Now they are helping out in Puerto Plata.  Check out the link for more information.